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Assuming Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

 
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Assuming Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

By Sam Aydlette           “With great power comes great responsibility.”  Uncle Ben utters these profound words in Stan Lee’s classic Spiderman comic book series.  Although he is referring to his nephew’s new superpowers, there are definite parallels to the rest of us, the ‘non-superpower’ types.  Whether we believe it or not, our status as American citizens […]


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Guns Are Not the Problem, People Are

By Sam Aydlette “‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” ~F.A. Hayek In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, there has been a flurry of calls for gun control.  Senator Diane Feinstein has called for national gun control legislation, which is supported by President Obama.  […]


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Slave of the State: How Mandatory Government Service is Antithetical to Liberty

By Sam Aydlette While dining out with an old army buddy last Saturday, an intriguing conversation arose over the topic of compulsory service to the State.  My friend argued that it would benefit young people if they were tasked to do some sort of yearlong obligatory service, either military or some other capacity.  His reasoning […]


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Right to Work in Michigan?!

by Maria Stavrou Today, Michigan is on track to make history as one of the most heavily unionized states thus far to pass right-to-work legislation. Amid heavy protests by labor unions in the capitol building and despite last-minute coaxing by state Democratic lawmakers, Governor Rick Snyder is poised to sign into law a bill that […]


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